Tasmania bans fracking for another five years to protect agriculture

By Helen Davidson

The Tasmanian government will extend its ban on fracking for five years to protect the state’s agricultural industry.

The ban announced on Thursday, which follows a lengthy review and more than 150 submissions, means that the state follows Victoria in outlawing the practice commonly used to source coal seam gas.



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